The 4 main benefits of cloud computing

If someone asks me what cloud computing is, I try not to get bogged down with definitions. I tell them that, simply put, cloud computing is a better way to run your business.—Marc Benioff, Founder, CEO and Chairman of Salesforce   Competition is expanding faster than ever. Businesses are being forced to lower their prices,...

10 facts about hyper-converged data centres your company needs to know

You might have heard about hyper-convergence, especially as applied to data centres and infrastructure. The term describes a system in which storage, networking, and virtualisation technologies are centralised and integrated (or converged) into a singular structure. The concept arose out of the drawbacks of first-generation data centres, which tended to treat existing components of the infrastructure as...

The shift to event-level data

There is no arguing with the fact that data is the new buzzword in business—no matter the industry. Data enables businesses to identify what their customers like and dislike, what makes their employees happy and unhappy, what aspects of products or services could be improved, what consumer niche they are missing out on, and so...

Market dynamics and the impact on data centres

It’s unclear whether Mark Twain ever actually uttered: “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.” But whoever said it, the sentiment perfectly sums up the challenges currently facing CIOs and data centre managers. The next few months will be transformational in...